GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven Paul Holt, MD, proudly announces that he has become the first physician in the state to offer the FDA Cleared ARTAS® Robotic Procedure by Restoration Robotics, Inc. at his private practice, the Holt Hair Restoration Center, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From the heart of Silicon Valley – the core of innovation – this revolutionary system provides natural results like never before. In contrast to previously available hair transplant options, the ARTAS Robotic Procedure requires no stitches, leaves no visible linear scar and patients have virtually no downtime following the procedure.
In today's difficult job market, a new group of men are seeking transplants to restore a more youthful appearance while boosting confidence. These men realize the importance of looking healthy, strong and competitive. Until now, many felt uncomfortable with the idea of having hair transplants due to fear of a disfiguring linear scar, unnatural results, and social stigmas.
The physician-assisted ARTAS Robotic Procedure delivers speed, accuracy and reproducibility to help doctors achieve better outcomes. ARTAS uses advanced imaging and precision robotics to identify and select only the very best hairs for harvesting.
With the innovative ARTAS Robotic Procedure, the patient experience is straightforward; outcomes are more predictable, providing fuller, natural-looking hair while eliminating the drawbacks and side effects associated with other older techniques.
"ARTAS is by far the most effective method of follicular unit extraction that I've performed," states Dr. Holt. "The advanced technology carries the practice farther into the future, allowing me to remove individual follicles of hair in a more precise, minimally invasive manner. Patients love ARTAS because it does not involve any scalpel incisions or suturing, generating a more comfortable experience, resulting in a very natural, permanent outcome."
After rigorous testing and clinical trials, in 2011 the ARTAS® Robotic System earned 510(k) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Following clinical studies conducted from 2006 to 2011 to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the system, it also received a Canadian Medical Device License, a CE Mark certificate for the European Union and KFDA (South Korean) clearance in 2012.
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Holt Hair Restoration Center
Steven Paul Holt, MD, is a true specialist in the fastest growing sector of cosmetic surgery; hair restoration and hair transplantation surgery. He is one of fewer than 300 physicians nationwide that is board certified in the specialty by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and also one of fewer than 100 physicians worldwide who completed an intensive, focused, sub-specialty fellowship in this particular area. Dr. Holt; and the Holt Hair Restoration Center PLLC; in Grand Rapids, is the only hair restoration center in all of Michigan and Indiana that is able to perform hair transplantations using advanced precision robotic technology.
SOURCE Restoration Robotics, Inc.